Whether you’d like more room for your children to be with their friends, a workout room, or hobby room, finishing your basement will give you the extra space you need! Finished basements can be used as a game room, home theater, gym, bedroom, bar, craft room, and more. Consult with your Arlington Heights home improvement experts to be sure you are correctly addressing all concerns when creating your finished basement space.
Finishing an existing basement is usually cheaper than installing an addition when comparing the square footage price, but there some other things to keep in mind. Upgrading your sump pump to a newer model with a battery backup system is essential for finished basements. This should be located in a place with easy access. Access to sewage pipes and water pipes is also critical. Many basements have sloping floors to facilitate drainage, so you may want to consider installing a sub floor.
Arlington Heights home improvement experts discourage plaster ceilings in basements. They will help you figure out the height of your ceiling and whether the ductwork and water pipes will be installed inside or outside of the ceiling joists. Acoustical tile ceilings allow for easy access to pipes, ducts and electrical wiring. Be sure to plan properly for access to other traps, valves, and electrical boxes.
It may be hard to imagine that dreary, dark space as being your family’s next hangout, but let the basement remodeling experts work their magic, and that space could soon be your new favorite spot!
Contact Tom’s Best Quality Remodeling of Schaumburg IL, for all of your bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, basement finishing, and home improvement needs. Call us at (847) 202-6465. We look forward to speaking with you soon!